…iOS users can now access Microsoft’s cloud gaming applications.
Microsoft announces its cloud-based gaming platform will roll out on April 20th for both mobile and desktop users. The software company dubbed its online gaming platform “Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud)” which sets to release a complete version exclusive for both iOS and PC users.
In line with Microsoft’s highlights, it worth not that its gaming service is accessed via web browsers of any user device, including iPhones, iPads, and PCs — exclusive for subscribers assigned to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. xCloud is an online gaming application.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also released a finite xCloud Beta while it is still in its testing phase, which can be accessed by invited to moderate the number of users while developing the needful patch unleashing in-depth gaming potential.
Follow this link “www.xbox.com/play” to access the Microsoft xCloud platform via any other these web browsers such as Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome, or Microsoft’s Edge browsers.
Microsoft’s head of xCloud, Catherine Gluckstein said; “The limited beta is our time to test and learn; we’ll send out more invites continuously to players in all 22 supported countries, evaluate feedback, continue to improve the experience and add support for more devices.”
Catherine also mentioned Microsoft shared invites to subscribers of its xCloud premium gaming community to fully access its beta games — while Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has developed hundreds of games overtime. These games are made available to exclusive xCloud users testing the beta version to ascertain in-depth function and potentials — compatible with either Bluetooth or USB connected controls.
“We plan to iterate quickly and open up to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in the coming months so more people have the opportunity to play Xbox in all-new ways,” Catherine added.
Microsoft’s xCloud that initially launched in September exclusively for Android platforms (including tablets) during the 2020 pandemic — now features’ the availability of its cloud gaming app for iOS device users. Meanwhile, xCloud on iOS platforms should not be a news update if Apple’s initial restrictions on cloud gaming via its iOS-base devices was not enacted.
In regards to Apple’s previous ban on cloud gaming that resulted in a slight misunderstanding between the xCloud developer and the iPhone maker. Apple was quite adamant about Microsoft reviewing each of its game automnoously — the software company was expected to submit a review report of each game they developed to Apple Inc which permits their iOS user bases to access xCloud.
In sum, Apple then permitted cloud gaming applications to function within its platform — each game was reviewed autonomously. Meanwhile, Microsoft still contradicts Apple’s terms of service, with claims that it is bad for business.